Announcements

Here's what's going on

PRAYER CONcERNS

Laura Billger, Ginny Brewer, Mary Dieringer, Norma Gardner, Garry Gray, Marti Irey, Luci Martin, Evelyn Now, Estella Nusbaum, Francis Nusbaum, and Larry Wurster. 

Transition Team

We are happy to inform you that the church's transition team is up and running! What is a "transition team" and what does this mean for each of us? A transition team is made up of individual church members who are tasked with helping to define who we are as a church and what our mission is moving forward. Before beginning the call process for a new pastor, this gives us the opportunity to take a step back and reassess what we do well and what we see as our vision for the future. This process will help us present our best selves to future pastoral candidates. This is where we need each and very one of you. WE are the church.  EVERY voice matters. 
Transition Team Members                                                      
  • Charlene Stephenson
  • Cheryl Heindel
  • Karen Leugers
  • James Hiles
  • Alicia Romer

Youth Mission Trip—Prayers appreciated

Our youth and the adult leaders left on 6/16/24 for Lincoln, Illinois for the annual Youth Mission Trip.  They will return on Saturday, June 22.  Please keep this group of twenty youth and seven adults in your prayers and join them for the Mission Youth Service on Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. for a combined service in the Sanctuary, as they share experiences from their trip.

Cuba Meal and presentation

St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star will hold a Cuba Mission Meal and Service at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.  All are welcome! A worship service will follow at 6:00 pm.

New members class

The New Members Class has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, at 6:00 pm in the Parlor. There is still time to sign up! If you're interested in joining the church as a new member or would just like to learn more about our church, please sign up for this class.  Link: https://stjohnlutheranchurch.breezechms.com/form/5a5ecf67
The St. John Builders’ annual ice cream social will be held on Sunday, July 14.
  • On Friday, July 12, volunteers will be needed to help make ice cream and set up tables and chairs.
  • On the day of the social, volunteers will be needed to serve, clean up, and take down tables and chairs.
  • Also, donations of cakes and pies to serve with the ice cream are needed!

Please consider helping with this event.
Mark your calendars and get your children signed up:
bit.ly/PurpleDoor-VBS2024

We will need volunteers to make our VBS a success! Sign up at
bit.ly/VBS2024-volunteers

T-shirts are available to order for $10:
https://bit.ly/VBSshirts2024
NEW! Extra dates added.  Come join us.

Care-Net


A new ministry is being formed by Lorna Saddler called Care-Net. She is looking for a group of men and women to help with members of the congregation to accomplish small tasks that they need done. Some examples are below:
  • Visits so family members can get out to get groceries etc.
  • Help w/ making lunch (does not include providing food)
  • Help with basic chores such as getting to the bathroom or getting dressed or undressed for bed.
  • Driving to doctor appointments.
If you are interested in this ministry or would like more information, please contact Lorna Saddler.

combined services

One combined worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary on each of the following dates, due to special events or holidays:
  • Sunday, June 30 (Youth Mission Trip Presentation)
  • Sunday, July 7 (4th of July weekend)
  • Sunday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day weekend)

On July 14, we will start our new schedule of two services, 9:00 and 10:45 - both in the sanctuary.

 Please mark your calendars! 

You Can Play an Important Role in Our Stephen Ministry ....


.... because you may know of a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or relative who is going through a difficult time and who could benefit from the focused care, encouragement, and support of a Stephen Minister.  If you know of someone who is hurting, talk with one of our Stephen Leaders, Linda Siebert or Mike Overman.  They can talk with you about how we can connect with one of our Stephen Ministers. It’s a great way to show how much you care!

God's gardeners

Volunteers are needed to tend flower beds to keep the church property looking nice.  If you can help just a couple hours a month (or more!), please call or text Lynne Fuelling at 419-953-5809.    You may also call and leave your name and number at the church office or drop that info into the offering plate. Returning helpers will still do the areas they were assigned last year.   Thank you! 

Job Openings

We are currently hiring for the following positions:
  • Church Receptionist
  • Contemporary Music Director
These jobs have been posted to Indeed and Hometown   Opportunities.  For more information or to apply for the position, please send a resume to the Business Manager by email:(d.trisel@purpledoorchurch.org), by USPS, or in person in Room #104.

Are you a Thrivent Member?

Are you a Thrivent member? Thrivent is a financial organization with deep roots in the Lutheran Church. Did you know?  If you are a Thrivent member with an annuity or life insurance policy, Thrivent gives you two opportunities each year to provide $250 in action team funding (and t-shirts!) to church or community events?

If you have never put your Thrivent Action Team money to work, we can help. Contact the church office, Thrivent, or your Thrivent representative.

We are looking for Thrivent members to “host” events for upcoming events.

portals of prayer

July-September 2024 Portals of Prayer are now available in the Welcome Centers.

ALTAR FLOWERS

Altar Flowers in the sanctuary for June 23 are given by Marti and Les Irey to the glory and honor of God and in honor of their 67th anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

A sign-up sheet to give flowers is located on the bulletin board next to the main office (Door #2).

Pub theology


Pub Theology is the place to be! We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm at Brew Nation in Celina. 

purple door pacers

Purple Door Pacers meet and walk every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:00 am. We would love for you to come join us ! Our schedule can be found in the Tower or on the bulletin board outside of the office. All ages and all abilities are more than welcome to participate.

Serving Dishes left behind...

Please check the cart in the fellowship hall to see if any of the dishes that have been left belong to you.